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2008-09-13 03:00:25

By Warash, Bobbie Curtis, Reagan; Hursh, Dan; Tucci, Vicci Abstract. We focus on integrating developmentally appropriate practices, the project approach of Reggio Emilia, and a behavior analytic model to support a quality preschool environment. While the above practices often are considered incompatible, we have found substantial overlap and room for integration of these perspectives in practical application. With the growing number of children with disabilities and challenging behaviors in...

2008-09-13 03:00:25

By Harlin, Rebecca P This issue features seven articles that consider children's learning in different contexts by presenting the attributes that support or interfere with their success. The authors of the first article highlight an early childhood development program's success in serving high-poverty infants and toddlers by fostering health, cognitive development, and parental participation in their children's learning and community. The second study investigated the value of peers'...

2008-09-12 18:00:29

By JANESE HEAVIN A committee of Columbia Public Schools employees and community members has a hefty assignment this school year: determine which groups of students will attend which secondary schools in the future. The secondary school redistricting committee met for the first time yesterday, the beginning of what will become an eight-month process. Their charge is to redraw boundary lines for what will become Columbia's six intermediate schools and three traditional high schools. "It's...

2008-09-11 00:00:24

By Liz Lightfoot COVER STORY Paul Jones is among a growing number of disaffected postgraduates considering suing their universities. Are PhD students neglected by their supervisors? By Liz Lightfoot If things had gone according to plan, Paul Jones would be seeking work as a university lecturer. Instead, he is unemployed and trying to pursue a legal action against the university where he failed to complete his PhD. The 26-year-old claims that his research is in ruins because the School...

2008-09-10 21:00:21

By ISOLDE RAFTERY Somewhere, Tod and Maxine McClaskey are smiling. In a week, Washington State University Vancouver will break ground to expand its Child Development Program, thanks to a $1.5 million gift from their foundation. And by 2010, the university will add a cutting-edge all-day kindergarten program. "We all have kids, and we all knew Tod and Maxine, and knew how much they loved kids and how much emphasis they put on education," said Brett Bryant, a board member of the Tod and...

2008-09-07 03:00:21

By Behn, Bruce K Carnes, Gregory A; Krull, George W Jr; Stocks, Kevin D; Reckers, Philip M J INTRODUCTION Over the past few years the profession has witnessed a visible decline in the number of students graduating from U.S. accounting doctoral programs. A review of the accounting Ph.D. program listing in the Hasselback Directory reveals that output over the last eight years (941 graduates) significantly trails output in the eight prior years (1488) and the eight years preceding that (1664)....

2008-09-05 06:00:17

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9a548a/us_education_infor) has announced the addition of the "US Education Information Technology Expenditures By Education Level, 2007-2012" report to their offering. This Excel-based Data-rich Deliverable (DRD) that is part of the Education subscription includes market intelligence on Information Technology expenditures for the education vertical by level. The report defines IT as investments on services, equipment,...

2008-09-04 18:00:27

By Dr Jean Holbrook; San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools AT A RECENT commencement ceremony in Redwood City, I looked out at the eager young graduates in bright blue caps and gowns and knew they were ready for the next big step this fall -- kindergarten. New reports that confirm the importance of building early reading and math skills when children's brains are rapidly developing highlight San Mateo County's model high-quality preschool program. As I told the preschool...

2008-09-04 09:00:38

By Parent to Parent: Betxy Flagler Question:It's not my child who is anxious about going to kindergarten: It's me. Some of my friends feel the same way. How do we avoid having our children pick up on our anxiety? - A mother in Atlanta Answer:Don't let your child see that lump in your throat. Show you're confident that she's a big girl now and ready for school. "I don't think I exhaled the entire first day of kindergarten," one Davidson, N.C., mother recalls. "But despite my anxiety,...

2008-09-04 03:00:00

By Lucy Lynch EDUCATION REPORTER TEENAGERS in Coventry are missing out on vital cash because of computer glitches in the grant application system. Many of the 16- to 19-year-olds at schools and colleges in the city haven't received the education maintenance allowances they need for things like bus fares, books and materials for their courses. This year, a new company, Liberata, has taken on the pounds 80million-a-year national contract to manage education maintenance allowances....


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin